“Kreuzberg”: Why The Berlin Wall Fell But Never Really Collapsed

“”Kreutzberg” is about the truest atrocities of East Berlin before the Wall fell.”

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Culture War Is A Force That Gives Us Meaning

How culture war works is obvious. It weaponizes beliefs. It’s about not thinking too much. It’s about staking claims on complex issues as if our own lived and immediate experiences were enough. Culture war doesn’t have or need a reading list. It can’t be complex. The simpler the better. Thus we’re all culture warriors because we’re all pissed off about something, and being pissed off now is its own kind of deep, unshakable truth.

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Trump’s Nixon Moment

Considering that he fashioned himself “the law and order candidate” in last year’s election, ran a textbook Southern Strategy, and has had close ties to Roger Stone for over 30 years, one could say that Trump has been tempting fate ever since November 8th.

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“Black Privilege” And The Twilight Of The Negro Whisperer

The Negro whisper benefits from convincing black people and reassuring white people that “the system” is running exactly as it should. That exceptional blacks did it on their own while poor and struggling blacks are where they are because of bad choices. Therefore, politics becomes essentially personal and entrepreneurial, the means by which we change individual behavior and thought to fit the logic of the marketplace. It’s not about changing how society is organized and distributes public goods.

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Syria Is A Black Box

Black boxes have inputs and outputs, but the connections among them and the rules that govern how causes become effects are purposely opaque so that consent can be manufactured and propaganda can be accepted without evidence.

A few thoughts on how black a box Syria is:

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